About Garden Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages
Tranquil Pet-Friendly Rural Retreat in the Blackdown Hills AONB
Garden Cottage offers a lovely environment in which you can relax and unwind from the moment you enter. This charming property has exposed beams and stonework which hint at its former life as a farm building, it has now been converted into a delightful holiday home for up to 3 guests, with 1 well behaved dog welcome to stay.
Upstairs there is a large bedroom with ample room for us to add a bed for a child and a bathroom with hand held shower over the bath. Downstairs there is an open plan room with fully fitted kitchen, dining table and chairs and very comfortable seating around the wood burning stove. A cot and high chair are available on request. Outside there is a pretty patio area with garden furniture, a great spot for alfresco dining. Garden Cottage is perfect for a romantic break or as a peaceful place for couples or a small family to relax (an extra bed can be added).
The cottage is located in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that offers some wonderful scenery for exploring during your stay. The cottage is found less than 5 minutes drive from the A30/A303, one of the main routes into the West Country. It is perfectly located for exploring Devon, Dorset and Somerset; an idyllic setting with beautiful countryside and the Jurassic Coast right on our doorstep. Visitors will also enjoy visiting all the National Trust propeties, shops, pubs and restaurants that are found nearby. Open all year including Christmas, New Year and Easter with short breaks available at most times throughout the year.
WiFi access is available.
- Price includes all heating, electricity, bed linen and towels.
- The cottage has full central heating.
- Cot and high chair available on request.
- Communal laundry room on site with washing machine and tumble drier (small charge).
- Ample parking near cottage.
- Additional bed suitable for a child can be added (additional cost - please enquire)
- One dog accepted by prior arrangement (additional cost - please enquire).
- Good walking in the surrounding unspoilt countryside with an abundance of wild flowers, birds and animals.
- Easy driving distance to the Jurassic Coast, many National Trust properties, pubs, restaurants, shops and a huge choice of West Country attractions.
- Short breaks available at most times of year.
Open all year including Christmas, New Year and Easter.
This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2008
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The market town of Honiton is approximately 7 miles west of Upottery. It is dominated by a long straight road built by the Romans and has a history that goes back to medieval times with the Hot Pennies ceremony and Charter Day still being celebrated every July. The town is famous for its lace and pottery and good examples can be found at Allhallows Museum. There are many independently owned shops, restaurants and cafes and the town is especially noted for its antique shops. The former home of the late painter, Thelma Hulbert, is now a public art gallery with exhibitions of contemporary art and craft on show.
Just a small selection as there are so many attractions in the area and there really is something for every season and for every person, whatever your interests: Jurassic Coast, Bicton Park, Pecorama, Hestercombe Gardens, Forde Abbey, National Trust properties, Seaton Tramway, Otterton Mill (good for live music too), Stuart Line boat trips, the historic city of Exeter. Many more ideas on our website under 'Out & About'
Recommended Places to Visit: Honiton, Exeter, Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Paignton Zoo, Fleet Air Arm Museum. Eden Project, Escot, RHS Rosemore, Taunton, Sherborne, National Trust properties at Killerton, a la Ronde, Montecute, Knightshayes, Lytes Cary.
Annual Eventst: Honiton Show - first Thursday in August, Devon County Show - May, Sidmouth Folk Week - Aug, Ottery St Mary Tar Barrel run - Nov, Honiton Hill Rally, Stockland - August bank holiday weekend
Recommended Places to Eat Out: The Holt at Honiton, Candlelight Inn at Bishopswood, The Pig at Combe, The York Inn at Churchinford, Sidmouth Arms at Upottery, Tuckers Arms at Dalwood
Local Sports: walking, horse riding, golf, fishing (fly, coarse and sea)
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